I was walking around the garden with a friend last evening and discovered that one of my pineaples is actually starting to fruit! For years I have patiently cut the tops off pineapples and plopped them into the ground. Occasionally I move them into another area, and so scattered around the garden are these pineapples, but I had sort of "forgotten" that one day they might bear fruit. I did know that they take a couple of years, but dont really keep track. Sometimes if one has been in the way I have just pulled it up and moved it or (heaven forbit) tossed it into the compost.
I have no idea how long ago I planted this but isnt it simply marvellous that you can take the top off a pineppple, plop it into the ground and it will eventually give you another pipenapple?